The JVC CONNECTED CAM range also includes its SRT-enabled BR-DE900 decoder, BR-EN900 encoder and the KM-IP6000 versatile live production and streaming system.
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVC Kenwood, has announced new updates to its Connected Cam firmware to provide the industry with quality streaming solutions in a plug-and-play package.
Using the open-source Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) technology, JVC has included Forward Error Correction (FEC) and Stream Identifier (ID) to its 500 Series and 900 Series Connected Cam cameras.
The JVC Connected Cam range, which also includes its SRT-enabled BR-DE900 decoder, BR-EN900 encoder and the KM-IP6000 versatile live production and streaming system, promises to offer a streaming solution that meets a variety of budgets.
The system’s cross-compatibility between brands also means that users can incorporate the latest streaming video capabilities with their existing streaming studio equipment.
Adding FEC to JVC’s Connected Cam models aims to allow for redundant data stream packet loss recovery, meaning that data loss can be corrected before the video must buffer, while Stream ID makes it possible for multiple cameras to stream directly to one device.
The company has also incorporated VITC (vertical interval time code) and LTC (longitudinal time code) functions with this latest update. With the implemented NTP (Network Time Protocol) function, the updates look to synchronise multiple remote cameras during the live production and streaming of events, such as concerts, sports, ceremonies and conferences.
“As the first camera manufacturer to provide streaming directly from the camera itself, JVC offers the complete solution beyond just the camera,” said John Kelly, General Manager, EMEA Professional Business Solutions. “The whole Connected Cam system, with compatible decoders and switchers and SRT’s open-source technology, provides a truly plug-and-play streaming ecosystem that doesn’t require expensive backpacks. It’s ideal for IP-based productions, delivering high-quality, reliable images.”